FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - Workplace deaths in Larimer County are rare. But a recent incident at a Wellington steel fabrication facility marked the second job-related death locally this year and was just the third since 2013, according to federal inspection records.
William J. Williams, 48, was reportedly impaled by a beam at Front Range Steel on Tuesday when he left his post at a control panel. The automatic drilling machine cycled to move a beam and pinched him against a conveyor, critically injuring him. There were no witnesses, and the husband and father was pronounced dead at Medical Center of the Rockies later that day.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has since been called in to investigate.
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